This is, by far, the hardest story of a woman in the entire canon of scripture. I don't like telling it AND if I do not, it perpetuates her harm and violence yet again. In truth, this is what happens in our larger world: women's stories of violence and harm are not told - or shushed, downplayed, made to seem insignificant or worse, as lies. And when we do not rise and rage together, the violence and harm continues - of the victims themselves and all of us collectively. Hard stories MUST be told so that their darkness is exposed. Hard stories MUST be told so that we disallow their happening yet again. Hard stories abound and every one of them is a story worth telling. Including yours. I hope you will listen. Her story matters: the Concubine.